Twitch co-founder released the game NFT market: Fractal! Run on Solana

Time:2021-12-30 Source: 1084 views NFT Copy share

Justin Kan, the co-founder of the well-known game live broadcast service Twitch, published an article on the 12th to announce that he is planning to launch a platform specifically designed for game non-fungible tokens (NFT) with experts in other game fields , Named Fractal.

The platform will run on the Solana blockchain because Justin believes that its low fees and high speed are very attractive to game creators who want to have a large number of game assets; according to his description: Fractal’s mission is to The free exchange of digital goods creates an open platform, and expands support for existing encrypted games by cooperating with the best game companies to launch NFTs and build related tools.

According to a report by "Techcrunch", Justin and the Fractal team hope to turn the platform into a Kickstarter in the field of blockchain games, allowing users to purchase exclusive NFTs in pre-sales, helping to provide early funding for the creation of the game itself; even planning Create infrastructure for NFT, such as the loan/scholarship model in some games. The team stated that it hopes to officially launch the Fractal platform in the next few weeks.

Other co-founders of the Fractal platform include: RobinChan, who founded a mobile game company XPD Media and sold it to Zynga, where he was previously the head of Zynga Asia; and David Wurtz, who was the co-founder and co-founder of Google Drive. Shopify's consultant, Mike Angell, is a veteran with 20 years of e-commerce experience and has previously worked at Fast and Shopify.

The original intention of creating the platform

As for why the platform was created, Justin quoted his childhood memories. He said that when he was in high school in the late 1990s, he spent a lot of time playing Ultima Online, the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Richard Garriot. Thousands of players can play together in a virtual, enduring fantasy world, team up with players to kill monsters and collect loot.

He admired that the designers of Ultima Online were ahead of the time, and players can build permanent houses on the map to preserve their digital treasures. However, the available land for the game did not expand with the increase in the number of players. Instead, it became more and more rare. In the end, houses could even be sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

After nearly two decades, the world has undergone earth-shaking changes. Most of our lives are now living in the online world. Justin believes that putting these lasting game assets on the blockchain is the next step in the game.

For players, this means that they can truly own the value of their work in the game: the items they own can be bought, traded, or sold; for game companies, their game assets can be built on top of them A sustainable platform for experience.

Ubisoft's new NFT platform was strongly resisted by the gaming community

It is worth noting that the well-known game developer Ubisoft (Ubisoft Entertainment) also released the new NFT platform Ubisoft Quartz last week. Players can obtain NFT objects that can be applied to its game masterpieces on this platform; but this seems to have not yet been done. Won the favor of some players in the field of non-encrypted games.

According to previous reports, Ubisoft’s promotional videos released on the new platform have an overall negative praise rate of over 96%. Operator Drewski, a user who received nearly 3,000 likes in the comments of the video, said that Ubisoft’s NFT project has not invested in improving the overall gaming experience at all: This is a very obvious warning sign to me, and the company is clearly To squeeze every penny of the "Hunt of the Fire" series, only a small amount of effort is invested in the game itself. If the game team degenerates to this level, I will not play this series of games in the future.

On Reddit, a place where netizens gather. A user named u/WolverineKuzuri93 posted a post on the Reddit sub-page r/gaming on the 8th to boycott the new NFT project. The post was titled: Don’t support Quartz; in just 2 days, this tweet has been posted. There were 2,500 comments, with an approval rate of more than 93%, and the number of voters was more than 14,600.

A Redditor who received a high level of approval commented that we must oppose this approach.

"This is just another way to get extra packaging by spending money instead of focusing on making deep, high-quality game products. We have to let the company know that this is against consumers."

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